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Tue, Feb 28



Curated Conversation(s): Maia Elsner & Janel Pineda

UK poet Maia Elsner and US poet Janel Pineda come together for a transatlantic discussion of their work. Curated Conversation(s): a Latinx Poetry Show is a virtual discussion series pairing Latinx poets from the United Kingdom and United States for a deep dive into their poetry.

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Curated Conversation(s): Maia Elsner & Janel Pineda
Curated Conversation(s): Maia Elsner & Janel Pineda

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Feb 28, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


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Maia Elsner is the author of overrun by wild boars (flipped  eye, 2021), which won a Somerset Maugham Award and was listed as one of  the top ten books of 2021 by The Telegraph. Her work has been published  in British, American, Canadian and Irish journals, and widely  anthologized. A new chapbook of poetry and a debut non-fiction book are  forthcoming from Guillemot Press in September 2023. Born in London to  Mexican and Polish parents, she is currently finishing her MFA in  Creative Writing at the University of Michigan.

Janel Pineda is an LA-born Salvadoran poet and U.S.  Central American literary scholar. Her debut chapbook, Lineage of Rain,  was published by Haymarket Books in 2021. Janel has performed her poetry  internationally in both English and Spanish and her work has appeared  in various anthologies. As a Marshall Scholar, she holds dual master’s  degrees in creative writing and Latin American Studies from the  University of London and the University of Cambridge respectively. Janel  is currently pursuing a PhD at UCLA, where her research explores poetry  as a liberatory and healing practice for Central American communities.

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